BGD’s Weightless is a friendly, FAI cat 2 competition based on weight classes. 2018’s will be the first annual event, and it will be held in Tolmin, Slovenia from 2-8 September.
“Up to now flying heavy has always been an advantage. This has resulted in heavy equipment and ballast for competitions. BGD would like to change all this and encourage people to fly with light equipment. Women and Men will not be separated as the weight classes will help to even up the sexes.
The BGD weightless is aimed at up-and-coming pilots looking to improve their cross country, competition experience or just enjoy a unique experience hanging out with some of the best pilots in the world. Hosted in a relaxed environment, the first event will be held in Slovenia in the famous beautiful Soca Valley.
The event is particularly suited to leisure pilots that have flown some small XCs (20km+) and have flown in one or two fun competitions, but it will not exclude more advanced pilots, who will also benefit from participation. Two-liners will not be allowed to participate and the focus will be on the B and C classes, without excluding the As and Ds.“
The classes will be Overall, Sport and Leisure. Within each class there will be weight catagories of <80kg, <90kg, <110kg and >110kg.
Prizes, lectures, coaching and fun is guaranteed throughout.
HQ will be Camp Gabrje, and the preferred goal field will be just a few metres from HQ and the bar.
The event is organised by BGD and meet director Brett Janaway. Pilots can register on Airtribune
It’s a race-to-goal format, with 80-100 pilots racing around the Sequatchie Valley of Tennessee, and the results affect US national rankings and the US World Team selection.
The event is run by Flying Camp.
The 2018 Argentinean Paragliding Championships will take place at La Rioja from 14-20 October.
Organisers say you can expect excellent thermal conditions, and enjoy the newly transformed 500m² launch, complete with synthetic grass.
Register at Airtribune.com
Altitude with Attitude run a series of fly-ins for female pilots in Australia.
The Sydney fly-in is a three-day event for up to 10 participants. Organisers say,
“We will be flying whenever it is flyable so arrive ready to fly early Friday. Its unlikely to be flyable the entire weekend so we will use the non-flyable times to talk about instruments and weather forecasting tools.”
The entry fee includes food, accommodation and yoga!
Check the Altitude with Attitude website for more information.
The Kaapse Buitepos Club in collaboration with Cape Nomads will be hosting the 2018 South African Paragliding Open from 9-15 December 2018.
There will be an official practice day on 8 December, and an unofficial additional practice day on 7th.
Porterville, in the South West of South Africa, about 90km from the Atlantic ocean and 120km north-east of Cape Town, has hosted several high-profile paragliding competitions. It’s renowned for its good mixture of thermal and dynamic flying and big-distance flights on the ridge and in the flats.
Further information can be found on livetrack24.com